Pace University names Dr. Jonathan Hill as the Interim Dean of the Seidenberg School

10626830_10100548699389017_3518251505382213470_nIt is our greatest pleasure to announce that Pace University has named Dr. Jonathan Hill as the Interim Dean for the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. Dr. Hill has been at the roots of this flourishing Seidenberg community for over a decade, and as Dean, we’re sure that his passion and ingenuity in the field of technology will continue to advance the Seidenberg School for many more years to come.

We offer Dr. Hill the most heartfelt of congratulations for the recognition of his success in this school, and we look forward to all that he has to offer as our Dean!

Seidenberg’s Richard Kline appointed as Faculty Fellow

“The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the NYC Faculty Fellow appointments of Professor Richard Kline, for the 2015-2016 Academic Year, and Professor Andriy Danylenko for the 2016-2017 Academic Year. These appointments became available as Dr. Brian Evans from the School of Education completed his term. Professor Evans has been a valuable team member in helping establish a plan to increase enrollment for Summer 2015 and Brian is the Coordinator of the Pace Path, overseeing the program’s formal implementation.

Dr. Richard KlineDr. Richard “Rick” Kline is an Associate Professor of computer science and program chairperson for Software Engineering in the Seidenberg School of Computer Science & Information Systems. He served as an associate dean of Seidenberg from 2009 to 2011.

Dr. Kline’s research and service activities are focused on increasing interest in STEM learning among K-12 students. For the past ten years, he has been a team member of the Seidenberg Scholars Summer Experience program for high school students. He was a faculty advisor, alongside outgoing Faculty Fellow Brian Evans, in the Verizon-funded Pace STEM Collaboratory in 2012-13. Dr. Kline has served as director of the Hudson Valley FIRST Tech Challenge robotics program, which has reached more than 2,000 students in grades 7-12 since 2009. He has taught more than 400 students in the civic engagement course, Problem Solving Using LEGO Robotics. He was awarded the Jefferson Award for Public Service Bronze Medal in 2012.

Dr. Andriy Danylenko

Dr. Andriy Danylenko is a Professor of Russian and Slavic linguistics in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures in Dyson College of Arts and Sciences.

He is the editor and author of several books on Slavic linguistics and philology as well as dozens of studies on a wide array of topics ranging from Indo-European to the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth to standard Ukrainian. Among his books are Slavica et Islamica: Ukrainian in Context (Munich, 2006) on aspects of East Slavic and Ukrainian philology, and most recently, Grammaticalization and Lexicalization in Slavic languages (Munich, Berlin, Washington, DC: Otto Sagner; in co-editorship). Dr. Danylenko has been a recipient of several prestigious fellowships, including Fulbright (Harvard University, 1997; Warsaw University, Poland, 2016), Eugene and Daymel Shklar (Harvard University, 2008), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (Hokkaido University, 2013). He is an editorial board member of several journals, a reviewer for numerous scholarly publications and programs in North America, Europe, and Japan.

Professors Kline and Danylenko will help facilitate the implementation of several projects aimed at enhancing the academic excellence of Pace University. These projects will involve exploring ideas to further the Pace campus mission foci of teaching, learning, research, scholarship, and civic engagement. Pace Faculty Fellows bring an important faculty perspective to the University-wide planning and implementation process, and we look forward to their partnership.”

This message was originally published in a note to the Pace Community from Uday Sukhatme, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Pace University. 

James Lawler Receives Fourth Consecutive AHRC Grant

Professor James Lawler recently received his fourth consecutive community service grant from the AHRC New York City – Education Services organization. This grant is for “Catching a Dream,” a program in which Pace University students mentor high school students with developmental and intellectual disabilities at the AHRC New York City Middle/High School in Brooklyn, New York. Continue reading “James Lawler Receives Fourth Consecutive AHRC Grant”

Seidenberg Student-Faculty Research Pairs Shine

Meghan Kenny and Christelle Scharff

Seidenberg student-faculty research pairs placed first on both campuses in the first-ever Undergraduate Student-Faculty Research Showcases. On the Pleasantville campus, Marc Kowtko (BS/IT ’15) and Professor Jean Coppola won for their work in open source assistive technology for older adults and people with disabilities. In New York, Meghan Kenny (BA/Psychology ’14) and Professor Christelle Scharff took first place for their collaboration on how mobile technology can be used to raise awareness around the world in regard to destructive environmental practices and to promoting sustainability. Continue reading “Seidenberg Student-Faculty Research Pairs Shine”

Professor Richard Kline Receives Jefferson Award

Professor Richard “Rick” Kline is this year’s recipient of the Pace University Bronze Medal Jefferson Award for outstanding community service. Through his teaching of Problem Solving using LEGO Robotics, his extensive involvement with the robotics programs sponsored by the FIRST organization, and his mentoring of participants in the Seidenberg Summer Experience, among many other robotics-related activities, he has excelled in fostering a strong sense of fun and excitement among young people in the exploration of science and technology. Continue reading “Professor Richard Kline Receives Jefferson Award”